Nissan’s premium SUV, which was formerly known as QX56 will re-enter the market with a refreshed new look alongside vast improvements in power and performance standards. The 2016 Infiniti QX80 had received its last update back in 2012, and since then has turned into a world popular model that is adored by both fans and critics. This SUV will also have better built quality and an unconventional look, which we believe, would be treasured among a certain section of car owners.
2016 Infiniti QX80 Changes in Exterior Design
The unconventional, yet familiar look that made the previous generation of 2016 Infiniti QX80 such a success makes a comeback, but with some refreshments in the overall design. The car’s front will host more refined headlights, effective fog lights and modified change signals. The luxury element of this car has got a boost by using chrome outlining side mirrors and LED incorporated head lights. Its sheet metal coating design will be maintained but would come in various choices of colors. There is also word that this car would ride on larger and differently designed wheels.
2016 Infiniti QX80 Changes in Interior Design
Inside of 2016 model of Infiniti QX80, there is a whole new story to be told. The auto makers have left no stone unturned in providing the best in quality interior that is characterized by seats upholstered with leather along with heat control. The dashboard and other parts will be covered with fine touch materials that will lend an overall luxurious visual than before. Due to a redesign in seating arrangements, there is expected to be more space for head and legs along with additional room for cargo.
The technology specifications that are expected to get featured inside the 2016 Infiniti QX80 are navigation system, heated steering wheel, tri-zone climate control and a thirteen speaker Bose stereo system. Additionally, there will be connectivity features such as Bluetooth and USB ports to allow Smartphone integration for various appliances. Safety features will also get an overhaul with adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and collision warning system.
2016 Infiniti QX80 Engine Specs
The 2016 Infiniti QX80 will remain largely the same regarding its choice in engine. The primary unit would be a 5.6 litre V8 engine that has maximum capability of producing 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. This engine will likely be paired to a 7-speed auto transmission system and come in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive forms. This engine, when combined with the car’s other features, has towing capability of up to 8500 pounds. Fuel efficiency rates are rather low as they score 14 mpg on city drive and 20 mpg on the highway.
2016 Infiniti QX80 Release Date, Price and Competitors
The primary competitor of 2016 model of Infiniti QX80 is the Cadillac Escalade, which comes under similar price range and offers more or less same features. We are yet to receive any information regarding the price of the car, but estimated the price could range around $62,000 and 64,000 for the base model. We expect this car to hit storeroom shelves by the ending of 2015 or during the early months of 2016.